Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-253) and index
I. Three Lineages and Two Technologies. 1. Biological Evolution: The Genetic Lineage. 2. The Cultural Stream of Science. 3. The Computer Information Flowline. 4. The Exosomatic Lineage Develops Its Autonomy. 5. Biotechnology -- II. The Three Lineages Merge. 6. The Merging of Culture and Artificial Information. 7. The Merging of Culture and Genes. 8. The Merging of Biology and Computing -- III. Consequences. 9. The Macro Properties of Merged Evolution. 10. An Extended Sociology: The Structure of New "Communities."